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Old 12-13-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai (Takashi Miike)

Coming from NewVideo, DVD on 1/18/2013, BD on 1/22/2013 for some reason.

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai Blu-ray PRE-ORDER



Looks like it will be the 2D version only, not the 3D.

BONUS FEATURES:
Geoffrey Gilmore, from Tribeca Film, Discusses HARA-KIRI, Presented by American Express

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Old 12-13-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
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I haven't heard anything about this film, is the buzz any good?
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:04 PM   #3
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Glad to see this finally getting a US release. It was released in the UK last year as a Play.Com exclusive. Haven't heard too much about it.

I'm a pretty big fan of Miike though in general, so I'm sure I'll probably check it out.
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Is it a straight remake? Miike loves remaking old samurai films lately.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #5
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I haven't heard anything about this film, is the buzz any good?
The original from 1962 is available from Criterion:

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Haraki.../26531/#Review

I highly recommend it, great film. I never seen this remake, so I don' know if it's better.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:09 PM   #6
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Love the original. Would have loved to see the remake in 3D! Boo!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #7
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Is it a straight remake? Miike loves remaking old samurai films lately.
From what I have read and heard, it is.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:48 PM   #8
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Finally a NA release.
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Certification of films & other stuff
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:11 PM   #9
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its pretty much the same movie just a lot more bloody and not as good
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:22 PM   #10
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Miike rulz
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From what I have read and heard, it is.
The original is probably my 2nd favorite samurai film, after Seven Samurai. Curious to see this, but I have doubts that it would ever top the original.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:05 AM   #12
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I watched it in 3D, but the 3D was so subtle that you could barely tell. Seemed a bit pointless.

Bloody, yes, but quite restrained considering the director. The UK disc is region free and is not a play.com exclusive anymore. But there are no extras and the coverart is godawful.
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and is not a play.com exclusive anymorel.
Are you sure? I tried looking at Amazon and HMV, but I couldn't find it, and Play.com still lists it as an exclusive.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:18 PM   #14
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slight twist to the ending on this one, but more or less same as the 1962 version. Either one, great movies
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The original was great and you really can't go wrong with takashi miike. All his works are usually above average to great. I also heard the remake is well done. So we'll see.
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The UK disc is region free and is not a play.com exclusive anymore. But there are no extras and the coverart is godawful.
No offense to Geoffrey Gilmore, but from the sound of the OP, this doesn't have any extras of note either ("Presented by American Express"? WTF?). Given the rather significant difference in asking price (at least for now), I'm tempted to just get the UK version unless this is a significantly better transfer or something.

Edit: Ugh, never mind. The UK version was part of the "2 for 12" deal on Zavvi when I had looked before, but I'd put off ordering because I'd already spent too much money last month. Now they're not listing it at all.

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This is an exciting release for me. A must see.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:23 AM   #19
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DVDTalk has a review up, and they say that the 'discussion' featurette is less than 2 minutes long! That's the only bonus on there.
Considering the vast extras on the Japanese disc (documentary, interviews, premiere footage, trailers, and more), and having both the 3D and 3D versions, the US and UK releases are more like a joke.

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Old 01-18-2013, 12:03 PM   #20
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reports are rife that this movie is good
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